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2010 May Symposium Events

Symposium Reception

The opening reception for the 2010 May Symposium was held at the STScI Cafeteria on Sunday, May 2, 2010 from 6 to 8pm. The reception featured refreshments and light snacks.

Symposium Banquet

The 2010 May Symposium Banquet took place Wednesday, May 5, 2010 in the Maryland Science Center located at Baltimore, Maryland's Inner Harbor. In addition to dinner and the pre-dinner reception, banquet attendees attend a special private viewing of the new IMAX movie "Hubble 3-D" in the Science Center's state of the art IMAX theatre. Dr. John Grunsfeld, deputy director of STScI and Hubble SM-4 astronaut, introduced the movie and talked about the recent servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Special Public Talk

Speaker: Dr. John Grunsfeld, Space Telescope Science Institute
Topic: "Hugging Hubble"
Date: May 4th, 2010 at 8pm
Location: TBD
Cost: Free admission and free parking

The Space Telescope Science Institute was pleased to present in association with the 2010 May Symposium a special public talk by Dr. John Grunsfeld, deputy director of the Space Telescope Science Institute.

Dr. Grunsfeld, who recently departed NASA to accept the deputy director position at STScI, participated in three servicing missions to the Hubble Space Telescope (STS-103 in Dec. 1999, STS-109 in March 2002, and STS-125 in May 2009) as well as two other shuttle missions. He performed eight critical spacewalks during these flights and has logged more than 835 hours in space. During 2003 and 2004, he was NASA's Chief Scientist at the agency's headquarters in Washington, and was a key participant in developing the Vision for Space Exploration, which has set NASA on the path for future exploration endeavors.